Gilead operates in a highly regulated sector in which robust contracts which are appropriately drafted, executed, managed and retained are vital both from a legal and regulatory compliance perspective and to manage business risks.
Due to business expansion, we have created an exciting new full-time, permanent role at a senior level. The EMEA Contracts Counsel will form part of the Stockley Park Commercial Contracts Team which consists of four lawyers. The Commercial Contracts Team is close-knit and there is a strong emphasis placed on teamwork. The Commercial Contracts Team sits within the wider EMEA Contracts, Operations and Distributor Legal Team. The role will be based at our EMEA HQ at Stockley Park, Uxbridge.
The primary focus of the EMEA Commercial Contracts Counsel is to draft and negotiate a broad array of agreements to support the operations of Gilead’s EMEA HQ, and to help design, implement and maintain robust processes for contracting across EMEA, including assisting with the development and roll-out of the Stockley Park Commercial Contract Team’s innovative contract automation tool, writing templates, guidelines and policies, and delivering training for legal and business colleagues. In addition, the role will involve providing general contractual support to Gilead’s International Regulatory HQ (Cambridge, UK), and to the country counsels in Gilead’s EMEA affiliates.
The EMEA Commercial Contracts Counsel will also be expected to advise on, and deal with, a range of corporate governance and housekeeping issues.
The role will report to the EMEA Senior Director Legal, Contracts & Operations.